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Occupational Therapist Vacant Position - Launceston

About Independent Kids Occupational Therapy


Our ethos is - We empower everyone to see their strengths and reach their potential – we live this with our amazing clients, dedicated team and all the families and support teams we work with. With our clients we strive to remove barriers to allow them to be and achieve without limitation. With our amazing team we strive to foster a workplace that supports, recognises, celebrates, promotes learning, and allows for an individualised work/life balance.

We are looking for 3-4 Occupational Therapists to join our vibrant team. we are currently accepting applicants in the following fields:

  • Occupational Therapist – Young Adult. Having been around for over 15 years we have supported many of our clients from childhood to adolescence. These clients are now transitioning into young adulthood and are struggling to find ongoing supports. We would like a dedicated Occupational Therapist(s) to continue to support these amazing people and their families in this next phase in their lives.

  • Paediatric Occupational Therapist. We would love to expand the services available to the Tasmanian community. Currently there are too many children on waitlists across the state. We are looking for several Paediatric Occupational Therapists to join us to remove the barriers service limitations for Tasmanian children. 

  • New Graduate Occupational Therapists. If you are a new graduate or are graduating soon, we welcome your applications for the above positions. We have established a very supportive workplace for all our therapists. We pride ourselves on the professional development opportunities, supervision structures, processes, and resources we have available to support our Team.

What do you get from joining our team?

  • A formal supervision plan set up with our founder and Director Clinical Operations Alison Hopwood.

  • Fortnightly peer supervision sessions with your colleagues to share information and work through case studies.

  • Bi-monthly team professional development days. Focused on capacity building and sharing knowledge.

  • Successful candidates from interstate will receive a relocation allowance to assist with your move to Tasmania.

  • Competitive remuneration, 20% above award rates. Plus, annual pay increase increments of up to 3%.

  • Access to unique recourses developed by our amazing team. You will also have the ability to develop resources of your own.  

  • Set admin and report writing time scheduled into your diary

Qualifications & experience

  • Bachelor degree in Occupational Therapy or

  • Master in Occupational Therapy


What you will be asked to do?

  • Assess and establish programs for children and young adults predominantly aged between 0 and 30 years, presenting with diagnoses inclusive of Autism, Global Developmental Delay, Developmental Co-ordination Disorder and neurological issues

  • Work within the requirements of the NDIS Quality and Safeguard Commission

  • Provide high quality written reports for occupational therapy assessments and programs

  • Liaison with health and allied health professionals and representatives from other relevant major services including NDIS, Early Childhood Intervention Service, schools and childcare settings

  • Maintain a family-centred, flexible approach for the establishment of goals and treatment plans with children and their families, and ongoing evaluation of such programs

  • Work closely with and provide advice, consultancy and support to parents, teachers and early childhood staff in the implementation of occupational therapy programs

  • Maintain accurate client records and ensure confidentiality of records and information in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988

  • Operate at the practice, schools, childcare centres, and private residences

Enquiries can be made by contacting our Director of Business Operations, Lee Richardson at or on 03 6234 533. Applicants should submit their resume and a detailed cover letter.

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